The Water Diviner - Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut is a Rocky One

The Water Diviner - Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut is a Rocky One

The Water Diviner is the first film directed by Russell Crowe, and many of its problems stem directly from that.

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On a slightly tangential point, I think there should be some kind of statute of limitations on movies being able to advertsie themselves on members of their cast and/or crew being "Academy Award Winners".

I mention this here because it was when I saw a trailer for a Russell Crowe movie (might have been this one actually), that it really grated with me. Yes, Crowe is an "Academy Award Winner", but let's be real! Gladiator was 15 years ago and since then... eeeeehhhhh.

NinjaDeathSlap:
On a slightly tangential point, I think there should be some kind of statute of limitations on movies being able to advertsie themselves on members of their cast and/or crew being "Academy Award Winners".

I mention this here because it was when I saw a trailer for a Russell Crowe movie (might have been this one actually), that it really grated with me. Yes, Crowe is an "Academy Award Winner", but let's be real! Gladiator was 15 years ago and since then... eeeeehhhhh.

But, the title of "Academy Award Winner" never leaves you once you win it... and, sometimes, if you only got a nomination for an Academy Award, the title of "Academy Award Nominee" might not leave you until you do win an Academy Award, thus leading to always having the "Academy Award Winner" title until you die and become part of the "In Memoriam" at the next Academy Awards after your passing...

OT: The only thing I can say about this movie is that I did not know that it was directed by Russell Crowe himself... My glob, does it seem like he needed a better script to direct with...

FPLOON:

NinjaDeathSlap:
On a slightly tangential point, I think there should be some kind of statute of limitations on movies being able to advertsie themselves on members of their cast and/or crew being "Academy Award Winners".

I mention this here because it was when I saw a trailer for a Russell Crowe movie (might have been this one actually), that it really grated with me. Yes, Crowe is an "Academy Award Winner", but let's be real! Gladiator was 15 years ago and since then... eeeeehhhhh.

But, the title of "Academy Award Winner" never leaves you once you win it... and, sometimes, if you only got a nomination for an Academy Award, the title of "Academy Award Nominee" might not leave you until you do win an Academy Award, thus leading to always having the "Academy Award Winner" title until you die and become part of the "In Memoriam" at the next Academy Awards after your passing...

OT: The only thing I can say about this movie is that I did not know that it was directed by Russell Crowe himself... My glob, does it seem like he needed a better script to direct with...

Yeah, I'm not saying you should have your award taken away from you after a certain amount of time, just that, if you haven't been able to repeat the feat after about a decade or so, it should stop being the most relevant thing about you as an artist.

NinjaDeathSlap:
Yeah, I'm not saying you should have your award taken away from you after a certain amount of time, just that, if you haven't been able to repeat the feat after about a decade or so, it should stop being the most relevant thing about you as an artist.

But, don't you see? That's how the "Academy Award Winner" title works in the first place... Even if you've only won just one Academy Award, that's it... You are forever stuck with that title whenever you're advertise to be in a specific film... Why, you ask? Because it shows the general audience how great of an actor/actress you are in general, thus leading them to see the movie that you're in... especially if the movie in question comes out during "Oscar Season" where the critics as well as those that vote for the next award nominations would focus on that particular movie the most out of any other potential movie unless, for example, they too come out during "Oscar Season"...

In other words, it's all about the marketing! Is it the "Academy Award Winner"'s fault? Not intentionally, of course...

 

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